Businesses opening or coming soon in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

JD Sports will open a new store at The Woodlands Mall this August. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
JD Sports will open a new store at The Woodlands Mall this August. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

JD Sports will open a new store at The Woodlands Mall this August. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The Woodlands

ROUNDUP: 7 business openings, other announcements around The Woodlands area

See the most recent business news from The Woodlands.

Husband-and-wife team find The Woodlands ideal for their custom bin-cleaning service, Blazing Bins

Following 16 years of military service, Spring resident Richard Shubin said he was struggling to find employment before he eventually decided to work for himself, leading to the October 2018 creation of a trash bin cleaning service he owns and operates with his wife, Chasstidy Shubin.

Free COVID-19 testing site to open at Sterling Ridge Park and Ride in The Woodlands this week

A new COVID-19 testing site will operate in The Woodlands through the end of this week, the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced.

See 'Ibis,' the newest outdoor art sculpture in The Woodlands, and walk through a guide of 11 more

Howard Hughes Corp. announced Aug. 6 that "Ibis," Creekside Park Village Green's latest art installation, has been officially revealed, bringing the total number of outdoor art installations across The Woodlands up to 80 once four new art benches are installed this fall.

Sugar Britches Cafe on FM 1488 serves sweet, savory twists on Southern cuisine

Sugar Britches Cafe owners John Irwin and Carlie Saranthus said they opened their new eatery and coffee bar north of The Woodlands this year to share their take on traditional breakfast fare and Southern-style cooking.

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Family-owned International Billiards marks 80 years in Houston

Over 80 years, International Billiards has proven to be resilient.

“We’ve been hit before, so the virus is just another storm we’ll weather through,” owner Kim Morrison Murdock said.

The virus has put a damper on walk-ins, but the store’s crew has adapted to offer sales and service by phone, text and a website chat feature. And with more people stuck at home, Murdock said, pool tables are getting new attention as parents look for ways to bring the family together.


New Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union branch opens at Boardwalk at Towne Lake

Officials with Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union confirmed its newest branch opened for appointments beginning Aug. 10 at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9915 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 160, Cypress.


Conroe Family Dentistry now open at new location

Conroe Family Dentistry opened at its new location at 1362 Wilson Road, Conroe, on Aug. 3. Office Manager Traci Wood previously told Community Impact Newspaper the new office would relocate from 1517 Wilson Road, Conroe, in the spring.

Andrew Christman, Matt Dulin, Ben Thompson, Andy Li and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.


Work on Flintridge Drive will last about a week. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Flintridge Drive work near George Mitchell Nature Preserve to last about a week

Flintridge Drive will be closed during the project between Falconwing Drive and Rush Haven Drive.

The Kinder Institute for Urban Research released its 2021 State of Housing for Harris County and Houston report on June 22. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kinder Institute 2021 State of Housing report highlights rental squeeze for lower, middle-income households

As of 2019, one in every 11 renters in Harris County had an eviction notice posted to their door; one in every 25 renter households were also evicted.

The craft beer industry is growing in the Greater Houston area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Greater Houston area's craft brewery count grows 344% since 2013

According to NAI Partners, the Greater Houston area has 71 craft breweries.

Road work continued on FM 2978 in June. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Work on FM 2978 advances toward slated 2021 completion

The last phase of the FM 2978 project underway was 77% completed in early June, TxDOT said.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

House of Duchess Beauty Supply Store offers a variety of hair and skin products. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
House of Duchess Beauty Supply Store now open on FM 1488 in Magnolia

The beaty store offers a variety of hair and skin products.

When built out, the community will include several housing complexes and community centers. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Miracle City, community for the homeless, eyes 5-year build-out

Five acres on Foster Drive have been cleared for Miracle City, a community serving people experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County.

Tomball ISD is in negotiations to purchase the former headquarters of BJ Services, an oilfield service company that filed for bankruptcy in July 2020, on FM 2920, Chief Financial Officer Jim Ross said in an interview June 16. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball ISD considering bond referendum, purchase of former BJ Services campus

“The opportunity for Tomball ISD to potentially purchase the former headquarters of BJ Services would be a game-changer for our growing district," Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora said in a June 21 statement.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion announces 3 new concerts for 2021 season

Tickets for all three shows will go on sale to the public June 25.

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PetSuites facility coming soon to Rayford Road

PetSuites is expected to open in August 2021.

Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Hospital system reports 2.2% positivity rate, down 13% year to date

COVID-19 patient numbers at medical center hospitals are down to 309 from the over 2,000 patients those same hospitals were housing in January.